Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Hougang, DPMM On Fire

Hougang United v Tampines Rovers 4-2

I don't think many saw this coming. Saturday night in deepest Hougang, the home town heroes raced into a three goal lead within 12 minutes against SLeague champions Tampines Rovers.

Geison De Carvalho netted twice with the third coming from Diego Gama De Oliviera before half the crowd had finished munching on their free snack designed to attract more fans to the ground as well as rot their teeth.

Aleksander Duric pulled one back for the Stags on the hour mark but Diego restored the three goal advantage just 13 minutes later.

And in a kick in the teeth for those who think Singaporeans don't score enough goals in their own league, Shahdan Sulaiman scored for Tampines with 10 minutes left on the clock but the damage had been done in those opening few minutes and the champions fell to their first defeat of the season.

Home United v Balestier Khalsa 2-1 (Suzukicastanheira Brunojunichi, Li Qiu; Goran Ljubjevic)

Nothing else to add but got to love what Bruno has done to his name!

DPMM v Young Lions 6-1

Young Lions' remit is not to win the SLeague. And they can't get relegate. Their sole purpose in life is to prepare players for the SEA Games and ultimately the national team. Does it work? Well, Singapore won the ASEAN Cup in 2012 if national team success is the yardstick.

Doesn't matter to DPMM who or what the Young Lions are for, they were blown out of the water in Brunei by Steve Kean's side. And it was Young Lions who had the cheek, nay the gall, to take the ead on 23 minutes from Sherif El-Masri.

Red rag, bull and all that. Roy O'Donovan, twice, Rodrigo Antonio Tosi, twice, Roberto Alviz and Azwan Rahman made them pay big time for their affront.

1 - Tampines 6 5 01 14-9 15
2 - DPMM 6 4 1 1 14-4 13
3 - Warriors 6 4 1 1 10-5 13
4 - Hougang 6 3 2 1 13-10 11

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